A number of disappointing events have transpired. In New Zealand, the Presbyterians have banned gay and lesbians from any leadership positions within the church. In Minnesota, a lutheran congregation which installed a gay minister is now facing censure by their bishop. And the NY Times covers the coming break up of the Anglican communion, especially as it affects the lives of individual congregations and parishoners here in the US.
And yet with such divisions there are some things which remind us of the interconnected nature of human life and this world. According to a new report: Scientists have worked out the most recent common ancestor of all six billion people alive today probably dwelt in eastern Asia around 1,415BC. And yesterday churches around the world celebrated World Communion Sunday, a sunday pointing to the unity we have under God, as opposed to one forced by humans.